Smartphones get a lot of flack. A lot.
"Phones are getting smart but people are getting dumber."
"Our phones are making us stupid."
"Remember the good old days when.."
These are just a few examples of crap people say about smartphones.
Keep in mind that anything taken to extremes can be bad including something so good as food, or a bottle of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Or smartphones.
But if you don't take it to extremes, here are a few reasons why I love my smartphone.
"I love the internet, my friends live there."
That's true of the smartphone today. There was a time when I lived in US, I used to have to go through complicated procedures based on phone cards and landline to call my parents. From the smartphone not only did it become easier but also cheaper and I could have long conversations with my mum on absolutely nothing whenever I wanted.
With the fast internet connections and apps like Whatsapp my family can call me any time they want to talk to me.
No matter how much I hate Facebook it gives me a way to be involved in my kids' life and know what my friends are doing and thinking even when that thing is not crucial enough to warrant a call.
With the high-resolution camera, my phone lets me record wonderful things like a landscape on the way to work or a dance routine I want to review and remember later.
If I need to eat alone, and sometimes I do, my phone gives me multiple options for accompanying entertainment.
For my walks to the station my phones lets me listen to the music or an audiobook.
At work I have the option to watch a Youtube video and learn or amuse myself while I do some boring work.
It gives my friends an option to talk to me any time they want. And vice versa.
My smartphone removes the fear of driving to a new place with Google Maps being there all the time to guide me.
So, in short, my smartphone connects me with friends and family, helps me explore the world, amuses me, entertains me and informs me. I bet that's more than you can say about your wife.....and you love your wife, don't you? Well, let's not open that can of worms. Just suffice it to say I do love my smartphone and phoooey to anyone who dares to turn up her nose at it.